The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs has ordered additional L SCAN® Guardian™ fingerprint scanner units from Cross Match Technologies. The units capture ten fingerprints in less than fifteen seconds from visa applicants hoping to enter the U.S. Fingerprints are then compared to government databases. Guardian units are currently being used in international consulates including El Salvador, England, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. This technology and software are part of the Department of State’s Biometric Visa Program.
CROSS MATCH RECEIVES ORDER FROM U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT FOR 675 GUARDIAN BIOMETRIC FINGERPRINT SCANNERS AND RELATED SOFTWARE
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. — Cross Match Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of innovative biometric systems and technologies, has received an order from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) for 675 L SCAN® Guardian™ livescan fingerprint scanner units and related software.
Cross Match previously has delivered to CA 650 Guardian units and related software. Those units have been deployed to consulates in El Salvador, England, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere. The additional 675 Guardian units and software purchased by CA will be deployed to other international locations by the end of 2007.
These deployments are part of the Department of State’s Biometric Visa Program. This program is designed to increase security in the visa issuance process by capturing ten fingerprints from applicants seeking visas to enter the United States and checking those fingerprints against government databases.
James W. Ziglar, president and CEO of Cross Match noted that “we designed the Guardian and its related software to meet the government’s need for smaller, lighter technology that can auto-capture, segment, quality score and format ten fingerprints in less than fifteen seconds. We are very pleased to receive this follow-on order from Consular Affairs and grateful for the opportunity to contribute to enhancing and protecting our national security.”
About Cross Match Technologies
Cross Match Technologies, Inc. is a global provider of biometric identity management systems, applications and enabling technologies to governments, law enforcement agencies and businesses around the world. These solutions are used to capture and process the unique physical characteristics of individuals to establish and verify their identities. Offerings include fingerprint, palm and full-hand scanners, facial recognition systems, biometric software, document readers, and related services. Cross Match has corporate headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and international headquarters in Jena, Germany. For more information about Cross Match, please visit http://www.crossmatch.com.